Saans (English: Breath) is an Indian television series written and directed by actress Neena Gupta who works in the series as well alongside television actor Kanwaljit Singh. The series premiered on Star Plus in 1998. The story focused on the accidental love triangle between the characters Priya, Gautam, and Manisha. Neena Gupta won the award for 'Best Director' and Kanwaljit Singh won for the 'Best Actor' categories at the Kalakar Awards 1998.
|Written by||Neena Gupta|
|Directed by||Neena Gupta|
|Theme music composer||Lalit Sen|
|Opening theme||"Saans" by Hariharan|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||179|
|Running time||Approx. 24 minutes|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Original release||1998 –|
The story revolved around Priya and Gautam, who were a happily married couple with two children, Akul and Mithi. Everything went wrong when Priya and Gautam became friends with Manisha. Manisha falls in love with Gautam, then Manisha and Gautam have an affair. When Priya finds out, it is up to Priya to get her husband back in line.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Neena Gupta as Priya Gautam Kapoor
- Kanwaljit Singh as Gautam Kapoor
- Kavita Kapoor as Manisha
- Shagufta Ali as Shakutala Suri
- Ashok Lokhande as Mr. Suri
- Sushmita Daan as Mithi Kapoor
- Bharti Jaffrey as Priya's Mother
- Bharat Kapoor as Ajit
- Neelima Azeem as Ajit's Estranged Wife
- Rakesh Pandey as Gautam's Father
- Asha Sharma as Mr. Suri's Mother
- Neelam Singh as Neelam Dhawan
- Akul Tripathi as Akul Kapoor
- Jatin Sial as Jatin Kapoor
- Patil, Vimla (28 February 1999). "Saans: A Breath of Fresh Air". Tribune India.
- "Actress Neena Gupta's trademark sauciness remains intact but the hard edges have softened". India Today.
- "Kalakar Awards: 7th Awards Ceremony 1998". kalakarawards.com. 1998.
- Official Site on Mouthshut.com
- "Guts, grit and a shy interior". Rediff.com.